#1
I have read these forums a lot and people always seem to recommend Randalls for a heavy sound. I didn't see much for this particular model. I only have 500 to spend. Is this a good heavy amp?

What is the difference between this model and the RH150G3Plus?
Last edited by Spacerobot at May 13, 2008,
#3
Get a Randall 50TC instead.
Better distortion and its not so raw and lifeless.
Bust an OD in front and you'll have more gain then you'll ever need.
Gear:
Orange tiny terror
ENGL 2x12 cab
PRS Singlecut
MXR GT OD
#4
I don't really like to use OD pedals though, and isn't that like a practice amp? I play in a full band with a loud bass player who has some sick equipment.
#5
The Randall 50TC will be just as loud, and possibly even louder then the one your looking at. The 50TC is a valve amp, so it will really shine at band when you need to crank it. A solidstate past about 5 normally sounds pretty average.

All the OD will do is give it a slight boost and tighten it up, its not like a distortion pedal. You run an OD when you've got your heavy tone from the amp on.

Here's an example:

Laney GH50L:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CqM4UrzEdI&feature=related

Laney GH50L equipped with OD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=og9O4BGAkxk&eurl=http://www.truveo.com/Laney-GH100L/id/537899394
Gear:
Orange tiny terror
ENGL 2x12 cab
PRS Singlecut
MXR GT OD
#6
Quote by Spacerobot
I don't really like to use OD pedals though, and isn't that like a practice amp? I play in a full band with a loud bass player who has some sick equipment.


Nope. The G3 series are basically oversized practice amps with one tiny preamp tube in them as a gimmick (Randall's answer to the Marshall AVT). The RG50TC is a 50W all-valve amplfier which means it'll be very loud...with a sensitive speaker probably louder than the RH150. It's not the greatest sounding amp in the world but it's the best Randall for your budget.

I suggest you look at the B-52 AT-100 combo, or (if you can find one) a used Mesa MKIII or Peavey 6505.